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SAU Hosts Falcon Community Day

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Saint Augustine's University showed its appreciation for the surrounding community during Falcon Community Day, Saturday, Dec. 8, at Emery Gymnasium. Community members were invited to watch the men's basketball team take on Barber-Scotia College. Admission was free for the contest, and the Falcons did not disappoint the crowd, defeating Barber-Scotia 101-50.

At halftime, three local citizens were honored for their contributions in the community. Mary E. Sharpe received the community service award and Sterling Goodwin, founder of Metro Redevelopment, earned the community business award. Michele Grant, who was not present, was the winner of the community leadership award.

Click here for a full recap of the basketball game.

Saint Augustine’s University discusses plans to acquire Saint Paul’s College

Yesterday, the Executive Committee of the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees met with the Executive Committee of the Saint Paul’s College Board of Trustees to discuss an acquisition of Saint Paul’s College located in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Founded in 1888, Saint Paul's College is one of three historically black colleges affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Saint Augustine's University and Voorhees College are the other two.

At this point, both boards have agreed to move forward with joint management of the Saint Paul’s College operations beginning January 1, 2013. The joint management agreement will allow Saint Augustine’s University to complete its due diligence on the proposed acquisition while providing support to the Saint Paul’s College campus. A plan is being developed that will create a campus of Saint Augustine’s University at the Saint Paul’s College site.

Saint Augustine’s University is committed to preserving the legacy and history of Saint Paul’s College. This strategic decision by both boards will allow for enhanced educational opportunities for the students currently enrolled in both institutions and will support the vision of the greater Lawrenceville community.

"There continues to be a number of unknowns; however, we are excited about the possibilities as we move forward in a cautious and responsible manner. Our main responsibility continues to be the on-going health, and viability of Saint Augustine’s University. We have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us – a chance to create a model for other institutions with challenging circumstances. And, a chance for both of these fine institutions to leave their footprints on the future,” said President Dianne Boardley Suber.

Thomas of St. Aug Wins Second Straight CIAA Rookie of the Week Honor

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Thomas of St. Aug Wins Second Straight CIAA Rookie of the Week Honor

RALEGH (September 26, 2012) - Juliseea Thomas of Saint Augustine's University was named CIAA volleyball rookie of the week on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. She has won the award two consecutive weeks.

Thomas, a freshman setter from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, tallied 36 assists and 12 digs in a five-set win over Winston-Salem State last Thursday. She also had 13 assists in a three-set loss to USC Aiken on Sunday.  Thomas leads the Lady Falcons in assists (195) and assists per set (4.33).

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STEM Majors Attend ABCRMS Meeting

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Dr. Doreen Cunningham and Dr. Marino Green accompanied six students to the 12th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 7-10. The students, Brooke Gaines, Dezarea Little, Jennifer Plair, Brandon Scott, Kayla Walker, and Derrick Williams networked with other students while navigating the many summer research internship and graduate school opportunities. Additionally, students are judged on their oral and poster presentations. Scott, a junior Engineering Mathematics major, won first place in the Engineering, Mathematics and Physics category.

More than 1,100 vendors from colleges, universities and companies were in attendance to actively recruit some of the best and brightest minority students in the world.

ABRCMS is the largest professional conference for biomedical, bioengineering, and behavioral mathematic students, attracting approximately 3,300 individuals, including approximately 1,700 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students & postdoctoral scientists, and 1,200 faculty, program directors and administrators. Students represent more than about 350 U.S. colleges and universities. The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including mathematics, and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success.

St. Aug’s 2012 Passport Day

September 17, 2012

Saint Augustine's University held its annual Passport Day, Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Seby Jones Art Gallery. Various members of the Falcon family came out to get their passport photos and had their passport paperwork processed. Passport Day is a part of the University’s ongoing initiative to create globally marketable students, faculty and staff.

If you couldn’t make last week’s Passport Day, no worries, the next Passport Day is Nov. 15.

Pictured: Photographer Jerrell Jordan, seen here taking a passport photo.

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